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Very Frustrated - Instructable Won't Publish!?! Answered

Okay, so I'm a professor and I have a nice project to publish.  For a first time user of this site, I'm thoroughly frustrated with the lack of detailed feedback when something is wrong.  I would fix it if it would tell me.  Usually I just walk away thinking that the thing is simply not worth the time, but the reputation of this site gives me repose to try to find out why.

My instructable was saved and shows up in my drafts.  Great.

I hit publish and it goes to a page to request keywords and category.  Great.

I put a minimum of 2 keywords and select a category.  Great.

I press "yes, publish my instructable" and the page refreshes, clearing everything I've entered.

After doing this ten times with no other results or feedback of what the problem is, I find myself writing this topic in hopes somebody knows why. 

Whatever the answer is to this dilemma, its kind of ironic that the instructable site is so lacking in basic feedback when there is a problem..

Oh well, I hope you understand my frustration.

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mikeasaurus
mikeasaurus

7 years ago

The site usually returns a message when something doesn't work, clicking anywhere on the screen removes the message - so maybe it got missed.

I'd contact service AT instructables DOT com with all the information you can find and explain the problem. They are usually very quick with a reply and solution!

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JoranH
JoranH

1 year ago

and now my picture won't show

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JoranH
JoranH

1 year ago

I just started today and I got this every time. Does sombody now wy this is
For clearance I took a picture with my phone then saved it in my google drive on my phone. Then i tried uploding with my chromebook and it does this all the time

Screenshot 2019-11-02 at 21.06.19.png
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AbdulG42
AbdulG42

1 year ago

Dears

I am Abdul from Afghanistan and want to start small business from home. I have 120 squir meters a basement want to convert it to a cold storage to keep vegetables and fruits in it for resale. What i need to use for keeping cold .


Thanks

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Creative Mom CZ
Creative Mom CZ

Reply 1 year ago

Same here. Cleaning cache doesn't help, I have to go back to edit or reload the page

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

Reply 1 year ago

Sometimes it helps to clear your cache and then go back to the edit page and try publishing again. I can usually get it to work if I just go back to the edit page, refresh it, and go to publish it again.

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AnandM54
AnandM54

1 year ago

Yes I m also had "some things gone wrong, try some time"after 50 times try to publish my instructables. Gets angry,,,, and after searching "cleared browsing history and cookie cleared"I published my instructables..

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FabioShakeelJohn
FabioShakeelJohn

1 year ago

I have a similar problem, when i try to publish mine, a red box appears saying says "somthing went wrong, try again later."

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Rohini123406
Rohini123406

Reply 1 year ago

Same here. My preject is a school asighnment on top of that. Which is due tommorow!!

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tomatoskins
tomatoskins

Reply 1 year ago

Hello,

Clearing your cache/cookies should solve the problem. If you are still unable to publish your instructable, please notify our support team at service@instructables.com

Troy (tomatoskins)
Community Manager

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LionelBTV
LionelBTV

2 years ago

Having Same Issue as you mentioned. No fix

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aviator 1942
aviator 1942

4 years ago

Put a comma between the keywords. Fixed it for me.

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Mr Curiosity
Mr Curiosity

6 years ago

Same issue. No error message. Can not make it work at all!!!

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robosavvy
robosavvy

6 years ago

I'm having the exact same issue!
When I hit the "Yes, publish my instructable" button - nothing happens at all..
I have looked over my instructable and I can't find anything wrong with it! Please help!!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 6 years ago

Does the URL still contain a block of random letters, or does it now contain actual words?

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robosavvy
robosavvy

Reply 6 years ago

https://www.instructables.com/id/publish?instructableId=E158PMPHQ1E9DM9
No words.. when I press to publish absolutely nothing happens :(

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 6 years ago

https://www.instructables.com/id/E158PMPHQ1E9DM9 

You're lacking text on a lot of steps, which may upset the system a bit. Try editing in some written instructions as well as the screen shots.

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robosavvy
robosavvy

Reply 6 years ago

I have added text for every step, and still a no-go.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 6 years ago

Hmmm, we need HQ, I think, but, in the meantime, make sure you have no script blocking addons running, clear your cache, and hard-reload the page.

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robosavvy
robosavvy

Reply 6 years ago

I just discovered and removed a few extension viruses and managed to publish!!
Thank you!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 6 years ago

You're welcome!

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robosavvy
robosavvy

Reply 6 years ago

it might be unrelated - but the same happens if when I try editing my profile (uploading image). I click but no response....

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

7 years ago

But will it blend? I can't tell if that distortion pedal is a step-by-step or a photo instructable. I think the system chokes up on step-by-step ibles that do not have more than one "step" or missing a photo. Ibles has that Steve Jobs approach, we know what you need, we know how you are going to use it and it should be easy for anyone to figure out or was that here's our beta test, use it, find out what is broke and tell us.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

7 years ago

You have triggered the automatic filters. A little patience, and a human from HQ will release it into the wild.

However, please also see my PM (check your inbox) in a few minutes.